Forest Preserves of Cook County

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Prescription Drug Collection Unit

The City of Countryside announced that it has been awarded a grant from CVS Pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Unit. The Drug Collection Unit will be located at the Countryside Police Department, 5550 East Avenue, Countryside, IL, and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medication, including controlled substances.  Click here for more information.

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course Swings into Action June 25th

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course Swings into Action June 25, 2016 First-ever zip line and treetop obstacle course in Illinois can now be enjoyed at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Go Ape, the nation’s premier treetop adventure course company is opening its latest location June 25th at Bemis Woods South. The course is located within the Forest Preserves of Cook County at 1100 Ogden Avenue, in Western Springs. The seven-acre course offers guests a unique two to three hour trek through the forest canopy. The course features include: 5 zip lines for a total of 2,837 feet of exhilaration A “double Tarzan swing” that allows 2 participants to simultaneously swing from 30 feet and safely land in a cargo net A series of rope ladders and bridges, spider’s webs and trapezes 40 obstacles situated 40+ feet up in the forest canopy The cost is $57.00 for adults, and $37.00 for kids ages 10 – 15. The course is open through November 30th.  You can book your Go Ape adventure online at or by phone at 1-800-971-8271.

McCook Reservoir Final Preparation Project – Explosives Activity Notification

As a part of the McCook Reservoir Preparation Project, Kiewit Infrastructure Company (KIC) will begin blasting operations onsite at the addresses and timeframes listed below. The first location is within the Mainstream Pump Station MWRD property, 6100 River Road, Hodgkins, IL  60525.  (Anticipated blasting duration:  May 2016 thru June 2016) The second location is within the McCook Reservoir, 7700 Canal Bank Road, Summit, IL  60501.  (Anticipated blasting duration:  June 2016 thru October 2016)  

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Jul 27, 2016 | 7:30 PM

City Council Mtg.

Jul 28, 2016 | 4:30 PM

Police Pension Board Mtg.

Jul 28, 2016 | 6:00 PM

Summer Concert

Jul 29, 2016 | 11:00 AM

Texas Roadhouse Free Benefit Lunch